The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
The M/S Charaidew was built specifically for cruises on the rivers of the East India and has been travelling the same since 2003. The ship was built in colonial style and can accommodate a maximum of 24 passengers. In a familiar atmosphere, the ship takes you on the Brahmaputra through the tea region Assams to numerous wildlife parks in the region. The M/S Charaidew offers 3 passenger decks, a salon with a bar and a viewing- and sundeck.
Life on Board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the M/S Charaidew is cozy and informal. In addition, the ship offers a unique family atmosphere with a maximum of 24 guests. The dress code on board is casual, to match the tropical temperatures of India. Entertainment can be offered only in a limited form, due to the small size of the ship. The Indian crew of the ship is looking forward to tell you more about their home country.
All cabins aboard the M/S Charadiew are purposefully furnished outside cabins. The basic equipment of all cabins consists of shower/WC, individually adjustable air conditioning and voltage 230 V AC.
Food and Beverages
Look forward to a rich breakfast buffet as well as delicious lunch and dinner with local dishes and specialties. During the day you get free mineral water and tea/coffee.
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know country and people along the route. The included excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. For river cruises in India, a variety of excursions are already included.
If you want to travel relaxed and in a familiar atmosphere through India, you are just right aboard the M/S Charaidew.